Israeli or American red lines drawn?....
Syria crosses two red lines, and one nation steps up to enforce its line. Not us. President Obama has "reset" his chemical weapons red line, as Russia aids the Syrian regime in blocking a meaningful UN investigation. the red-line enforcer is ... Israel.
Here is background on Israel-US Syria-red-line dealings:
In a series of high-level meetings between U.S. and Israeli officials over the last year, the Israelis explained in detail the conditions that would lead them to attack targets inside Syria. Israel’s “red lines,” articulated in private and public, include the shipment from Iran of advanced anti-aircraft weapons, advanced missiles, and chemical or unconventional weapons to the Lebanese militia and political party Hezbollah, according to public reports and U.S. officials.
In effect, Israel is doing Obama's dirty work, while O sits on the sidelines. Israel's recent air-strikes show that Syria's air defenses are less formidable than advertised by the regime, and by those opposing aerial action against the regime. As AEI Mideast maven Danielle Pletka puts it: